Most homes in the U.S. are equipped with traditional water heaters, but this isn’t always the best heating solution. When you are ready to get a new water heater, you might be surprised to learn that tankless water heaters have a variety of benefits you don’t receive from conventional models. Our water heater experts at Homer Nine and Sons, Inc. will work with you to assess your hot water needs and see if a tankless water heater is right for you and your home. We proudly serve residents in Cranberry Township, PA and throughout Cranberry Township.
Types of Tankless Water Heaters
There are two different types of tankless water heaters, which are non condensing and condensing. The non condensing tankless units which use heat exchangers to create hot water and then vent the exhaust outside your home. The other type, the condensing tankless water heaters, use high temperature exhaust as a means of heating water. These ones tend to be more energy efficient, but are more expensive.
Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
Unlike a traditional heater, which uses a large storage tank to heat water, a tankless water heater pulls water into the heater and circulates it around a heat exchanger before sending it through your home. While there are many types of tankless water heaters available, including gas, propane, and electric models, they all have surprising benefits.
Benefits of tankless water heaters include:
- More energy efficiency: Because tankless units only function when you need hot water, you can potentially reduce your energy consumption by up to 35%.
- Longer lifespan: When maintained properly, tankless systems can last almost twice as long as traditional units.
- Increased savings: Higher efficiency means lower monthly utility bills.
- Consistent hot water: A tankless unit pulls water any time you need it, which means you no longer have to wait for your water to heat back up after you run out.
How Long Do Tankless Water Heaters Last?
Tankless water heaters are estimated to have an average lifespan of 20 years, which is double the expected life of a regular storage tank water heater. However, this can vary depending on the quality of your unit and how well it is maintained. Regular maintenance such as flushing sediment deposits, inspecting connections and replacing parts as needed can help extend your tankless water heater’s lifespan. Using a professional installation service can also help to increase the life expectancy of your tankless water heater due to the knowledgeable on how to properly install it. Investing in a higher quality unit may also make your tankless water heater last longer as they are designed to be more efficient and reliable.
Can You Have Two Tankless Water Heaters?
For larger households, having a single tankless water heater may not be enough to meet the family's high demand on the unit. This high demand usually comes from running multiple things at once, like a dishwasher, washing machine, and somebody taking a shower all at once. If this is the case two tankless water heaters can be installed and used simultaneously.
Water Heater Experts You Can Trust
Tankless water heaters are cost- and space-saving solutions and our friendly Cranberry Township water heater technicians will help you determine if this system is right for you – while keeping your budget and your water heating needs in mind. Not only will we walk you through the installation process, but our team will gladly answer any of your water heater questions.
We don’t think you should have to wait for your new water heater, which is why we offer same-day appointments. Our team has dozens of 5-star reviews from satisfied customers, and we have over 80 years of experience under our belts. Not only do we have decades of experience, but our technicians undergo continuous trainings to stay up to date on the industry’s latest tools and techniques. Trust our team of experts with your next water heater installation.
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